Energy Savings by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

An average household spends more than $2200 per year on energy bills and nearly half of that comes from heating and cooling costs.  With summer right around the corner, people are turning on their air conditioners.  You can save electricity and avoid hefty repair bills by giving your air conditioner a tune-up.

The best time for air conditioner maintenance is before the high temperatures hit but when it is fairly warm outside.  Cleaning and changing the air filter is very important, it lowers your energy consumption by up to 15%.  In the summer, you can wash your reusable filter or replace your disposable one once per month.

Clear the area around the outdoor unit.  Keep vegetation at least two feet away from the unit so it is free to pull in air.  This includes raking leaves in the fall.

Parts of a thorough check up require disassembling the air conditioner so you will need to make an appointment with Treat’s Heating & Cooling for a professional check-up.  Below are a few things we will check when we complete the maintenance.

¡ Clear the drain – a clogged drain can waste nearly as much energy as a dirty filter because your unit has to work harder to send out even less cool air.

¡ Clean the outdoor & indoor units – The technician will keep the outdoor condenser fan running efficiently by cleaning the fan blades and will maintain the units ability to cool the air moving through it by removing dust and particles from the indoor evaporator coil.

To get even better energy saving tips, you can get a programmable thermostat.  You are saving because you do not have to turn the thermostat up and down like you do with a non-programmable thermostat.  You can set the thermostat to go on and off at certain times of the day and some of these thermostats can even be controlled with a smart phone.

Call Treat’s Heating & Cooling 360.825.0800 for maintenance on your air conditioning or any other heating and cooling needs..

The Auburn, WA energy saving experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.